15 Feb What is vendor advocacy?
Selling a house is a stressful process. Potentially, THE most stressful transaction you will ever encounter. A vendor advocate (VA) is here to help the seller through this process – by providing support and guidance in choosing a sales agent, and communicating your best interests to that same agent.
In fact, having a good VA may mean you don’t need to communicate with a sales agent at all. VA’s coordinate the entire process of the sale on your behalf, helping you achieve the best possible price for your property.
Why should you use one?
Aside from taking some of the stress away from the process, and helping achieve an even better sale price, a VA can also act as an independent assessment of your property’s value. A good VA will give you a firm indication of what your property is worth up front, so you will have clear expectations going in – and not be in for nasty surprises down the track.
A VA can also give you advice on marketing strategy, and the best method of sale for your specific situation (auction, private treaty etc). A VA is always on your side, as the vendor, helping to protect your interests and making sure you get a good deal.
Vendor advocates in Australia
The concept of VA’s is still relatively new in Australia, so many don’t understand why they are appointing one professional, just to appoint another to actually sell their property!
Put simply, a VA will advise on the best real estate firm to use for your specific situation, the best method of selling your property, and give a good guideline as to the value you can expect. Too good to be true, right?
Not at all! Contact Rad Property Solutions to understand how we can benefit the sale of your next property!